I was not going to do it…start another project. NO NO NO. DON’T DO IT. I have been good. Really I have. Really.
I belong to a First Saturday of the month quilting group. We get together at a quilting shop about one hour from where I live. The owner of the shop is part of our group.
Two of the ladies are working on Dear Jane. I did buy the book in 2004. My husband and I are going to start traveling around Australia. I really did not want to be bored. He insists on driving. This is my justification to start something new.
Yup. I did it. This is the material I own, ( I have two of the fat quarter bags full).
I really don’t like to keep to much as my tastes change often. I used to buy material than a year later I would look at it and think to myself…What was I thinking? The material would end up in a charity bin.
The ladies in the group pulled fabric for the first 10 blocks. This is the fabric for the first block. G-7 My idea is to copy the block onto 140 gram paper. I like to English Paper Piece with this weight. 1) Place the background fabric on the paper, draw the block with pencil, add seam allowance and cut out. 2) Cut the circle of the paper and glue fabric to the circle.
3) Center the circle on the background fabric and spot glue together. 4) Copy the rectangles onto thin paper and cut out the rectangles. 5) Paper piece. When paper pieceing small pieces, after sewing a seam, glue the fabric to the paper. Every time I sew a seam, it is ironed, even if it is three stitches. If I don’t I’m not happy with it. 6) Press the seam allowances 7) glue to the block and sew. I think I am going to use no show thread and stitch on the machine using the blanket stitch.